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NC State University Releases Sola™, the Newest St. Augustinegrass

NC State’s Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics program released Sola™, a new cultivar with improved characteristics, at the annual Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Field Day.

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Impacting Global Food Security Through Improved Tomato Varieties

As the second most consumed vegetable in the United States and the top-produced vegetable in the world, tomatoes are essential when feeding growing populations. Meet Reza Shekasteband, an NC State researcher who is developing improved crop varieties.

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NC State Plant Breeding Research Fueled by Stuber Professorship

Ramsey Lewis, whose research primarily focuses on tobacco genetics and breeding, has been awarded the Dr. Charles W. Stuber Sr. and Marilyn M. Stuber Distinguished Professorship in Plant Breeding.

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NC State CALS Moves Up in World Rankings

NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences was recently named No. 22 in the QS World University rankings, thanks in part to an intentional focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, diversity and excellence.

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Improving Cotton Genetics

Vasu Kuraparthy, a professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, is a leading expert in using genetics to increase cotton productivity.

Four International Agribusiness Titans Commit to Collaborative Work in NC State University Plant Sciences Building

Bayer, BASF, SAS and Novozymes have agreed to collaborate with NC State University researchers at the new Plant Sciences Building, a leading-edge facility at the heart of the university’s N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative.

Poster Presentation Winners from Sixth Biennial Plant Breeding Symposium

Hello everyone, I am excited to announce the winners of the poster competition! In third place, Anna Yaschenko of NC State University, for her poster...

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2021-22 University Faculty Scholars Named

NC State’s 2021-22 class of University Faculty Scholars was announced today. These 23 early- and mid-career faculty receive this designation in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to NC State through their teaching, scholarship and service to the university and beyond.


Sixth Biennial Plant Breeding Symposium: Specialty Crops Breeding

The 6th Biennial Plant Breeding Symposium be held via ZOOM on Thursday, February 10th, 2022, from 8:15 AM to 5:30 PM. Hosted by the Plant Breeding Club.

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Specialty Crops Improvement Showcase

The Specialty Crops Improvement Showcase is a ZOOM only event hosted on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, from 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm.